Definition of decentralization

Definition of decentralization

Decentralization is the process of transferring authority, power, or resources from a central authority to a local authority or individuals.

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Decentralization can be political, economic, or administrative.

Political Decentralization

In political decentralization, power is transferred from the central government to local governments or other subnational entities.

Economic Decentralization

In economic decentralization, power is transferred from centralized management of financial resources to individuals or societal groups.

Administrative Decentralization

In administrative decentralization, the management of public services is transferred to local authorities or other subnational entities.

Decentralization can help improve efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability in the delivery of public services and decision-making.

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